18.02.09 Shooter Update Florida

March 12, 2018
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New Florida Gun Laws

New laws passedA 23 days after one of the deadliest school shootings in American history.

‘It’s an example to the entire country that government can and has moved fast.’A FL Gov. Rick Scott, March 9, 2018

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New Florida Laws

  • Rifles: raises purchase age (from 18 to 21) &A implements 3-day waiting period. NRA filed lawsuit hrs after bill signed.
  • Creates “Guardian Program” allows teachers & staff to carry guns w/proper training. Program NOT mandatory; school districts can decide to participate. FL Teachers Union opposes – hopes gov’t strikes funding.

“Break” In Unsolved Story

The big unanswered question at the center of the Florida school shooting is: Why, if the shooter was repeatedly violent & threatening, did he NOT have a police record?

Real Clear Investigations may have found the answer – and they aren’t the only ones.

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Reports: Why FL Shooter Had No Criminal Record

  • Federal policy implemented in the Florida school district (and many others) to avoid suspending or arresting students.
  • Policy dates back to the Obama Administration.
  • Reports: Policy aimed to slow the “school-to-prison” pipeline that disproportionately impacts minority students.
“Students charged with various misdemeanors, including assault, would now be disciplined throughA participationA in ‘healing circles,’ obstacle courses and other ‘self-esteem building’ exercises.”

Paul Sperry, Real Clear Investigations, March 1, 2018

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Several other sources have also reported similar explanation to Real Clear Investigations – We included a few on the sources page, but RCI is worth-a-read.

by Jenna Lee,